The 9th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications, RiTA 2021 will be held on December 16-17, 2021 at KAIST in Daejeon, Korea. It will be a hybrid conference with both physical presence and virtual access. RiTA Conference highlights robot intelligence technology and brings together researchers to share their recent results, and helps to form a strong community of professionals. In 2020 we have faced the global disaster of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other natural calamities and human sufferings. As robotics researchers, students and practitioners, we are challenged by these events to continue to make technical progress and contribute to a better world. Preparing for the post COVID-19 world, we will move forward to a better life by making the most of robot technologies. Under the conference theme, “Robotics for the New Normal”, we seek to bring hope and excitement to people by showing the way forward with technologies that will bring us more pleasure and conveniences. This conference will serve as a showcase, virtually or physically, for any new and experimental technologies.